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About Me

Hi! I’m Sean. In the past I attended NYU and the University of Maryland. I’m currently a PhD student at the University of California San Diego. I live in La Jolla, California where you can find me spending most of my time writing code, taking pictures, and reading books. If you’re interested in what I’ve been reading lately see the supplementary materials. I also have a sub-blog called Notes. If you want the information on this page in a single document you can download my CV.

Email: sean at seankross dot com

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I work in the UC San Diego Design Lab where I’m advised by Philip Guo. In the past I’ve worked at the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab, the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, and the New York University Center for Genomics & Systems Biology.


S. Kross, R.D. Peng, B.S. Caffo, I. Gooding, J.T. Leek. 2019 The Democratization of Data Science Education In The American Statistician. DOI: 10.1080/00031305.2019.1668849

S. Kross, P.J. Guo. 2019. End-User Programmers Repurposing End-User Programming Tools to Foster Diversity in Adult End-User Programming Education In Proceedings of VL/HCC 2019: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. DOI: 10.1109/VLHCC.2019.8818824

S. Kross, P.J. Guo. 2019. Practitioners Teaching Data Science in Industry and Academia: Expectations, Workflows, and Challenges In the 2019 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300493

E. Redmiles, S. Kross, M. Mazurek. 2019. How Well Do My Results Generalize? Comparing Security and Privacy Survey Results from MTurk, Web, and Telephone Samples In the 2019 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. DOI: 10.13016/M2BV8D

E. Redmiles, Z. Zhu, S. Kross, D. Kuchhal, T. Dumitras, M. Mazurek. 2018. Asking for a Friend: Evaluating Response Biases in Security User Studies In Proceedings of the 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. DOI: 10.1145/3243734.3243740

S. Kross, P.J. Guo. 2018. Students, Systems, and Interactions: Synthesizing the First Four Years of Learning@Scale and Charting the Future. In Proceedings of the Fifth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale. DOI: 10.1145/3231644.3231662

E. Redmiles, S. Kross, M. Mazurek. 2017. Where is the Digital Divide? Examining the Impact of Socioeconomics on Security and Privacy Outcomes. In the 2017 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. DOI: 10.13016/M2FV4T

E. Redmiles, S. Kross, M. Mazurek. 2016. How I Learned to be Secure: a Census-Representative Survey of Security Advice Sources and Behavior. In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. DOI: 10.1145/2976749.2978307

E. Redmiles, M.A. Abad, I. Coronado, S. Kross, A. Malone. 2015. A Classroom Tested Accessible Multimedia Resource for Engaging Underrepresented Students in Computing. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. DOI: 10.1145/2676723.2691870


I currently maintain a couple packages on CRAN:


I’ve collaborated in writing some books:


I’ve worked on a few courses: